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Sony Ericsson Xperia arc

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This high-end Android phone packs a large touch display and 8-megapixel camera into a very thin body. Other key features include 1 GHz processor, media sharing via HDMI and DLNA, mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, standard microSD memory card slot, and HD video capture.

This phone is not currently available from any major U.S. carrier. It is compatible with some U.S. networks, and may be available from third-party dealers or smaller, regional carriers.


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WCDMA 1 / 2 / 5
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
WCDMA (3G / 4G)
band 1 (I) / 2100 MHz   IMT (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel)
band 2 (II) / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)
band 5 (V) / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)

GSM (2G)
850 MHz / band 5   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
900 MHz / band 8   (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1800 MHz / band 3   DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1900 MHz / band 2   PCS (Americas)
some versions may support different 3G (WCDMA) bands
Weight 4.13 oz   (117 g)
Dimensions 4.92" x 2.48" x 0.34"   (125 x 63 x 8.7 mm)
Battery Talk: 7 hours max.   (420 minutes)
Standby: 400 hours max.   (16.7 days)
1500 mAh LiPolymer, Removable
Display Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Resolution: 480 x 854 pixels
4.2"   diagonal
Colors: 16.7 million (24-bit)
OS / Platform Android
version 2.3
Processor 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon
Memory 317 MB internal storage, available to user
plus 8 GB card included
SIM card size ?
FCC ID PY7A3880098 » (approved Mar 4, 2011)
PY7A3880097 » (approved Mar 7, 2011)

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Fingerprint Reader -
Flashlight -
GPS / Location Type: A-GPS
supports LBS, navigation
Ruggedized -
Water-Resistant -
Adjustable Text Size -
Hearing Aid Compatible -
Multiple Languages Yes
TTY/TDD (Digital) -
External Display -
Ringer Profiles -
Vibrate Yes
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP 1.1, HFP 1.5, OPP, PBA, A2DP 1.2, AVRC
Infrared (IR) -
MirrorLink -
Mobile Hotspot Some versions only
PC Sync Yes
USB Connector: Micro-USB
supports charging, mass storage mode
Wi-Fi Version(s): 802.11 b,g,n
Picture ID Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Voice Dialing Type: Speaker-independent (automatic)
Changeable Body Plates -
Custom Graphics Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Real-Music Ringers Supported Formats: MP3, AAC
Data & Network
Data Tethering Yes
External Antenna Jack -
Flight Mode Yes
High-Speed Data Technology: HSPA 7.2
WAP / Web Browser Browser Software: Android browser (WebKit-based)
Key Lock Switch -
Predictive Text Entry -
Side Keys camera, volume on right
Text Keyboard, Hardware -
Touch Screen Type: Capacitive
Hard Drive -
Memory Card Slot Card Type: microSD (TransFlash)
8 GB card included / 32 GB supported
Email Client Protocols Supported: POP, IMAP, GMail, Exchange
with attachment viewer
EMS / Picture Messaging -
Instant Messaging Networks Supported: Google Talk
Text Messaging (SMS) View Style: Threaded
Text Messaging Templates -
FM Radio Yes
FM Transmitter -
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) Yes
Music Player Supported Formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR
Stereo Speakers -
Photo & Video
Camera Resolution: 8+ megapixel
LED flash with red-eye reduction, auto-focus, touch focus, face detection, smile detection / geo-tagging, stabilizer / macro, timer / white balance, exposure metering controls / works in portrait mode
Front-Facing Camera -
Live TV -
Miracast -
PictBridge -
TV Output HDMI
Video Capture Resolution: 720p HD
Fast Charging -
Wireless Charging -
Games Yes
Java (J2ME) -
Call Screening -
HD Voice -
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) -
Push-To-Talk -
Speaker Phone Yes


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